We have changed our privacy policy. In addition, we use cookies on our website for various purposes. By continuing on our website, you consent to our use of cookies. You can learn about our practices by reading our privacy policy.
© 2016 Shmoop University, Inc. All rights reserved.
One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish

One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish


by Dr. Seuss

One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish Summary

How It All Goes Down

One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish is, at first glance, a book of silly and enchanting rhymes and… not much else. But don't write it off yet.

Sure, the plot doesn't travel in a straight line like that of many fairy tales and children's books. Instead, it meanders from the beginning—where we meet with a motley assortment of fish—to the rest of the book, where we travel with a girl and a boy as they point out new creatures and their zany collection of pets. Plus, it's got a bonus—a side plot involving a rather crotchety creature named Ned. His sections may as well be titled, "The Trials and Tribulations of Ned and His Bed" for all the complaining that he does.

But enough of that. Let's take a deeper dive into exactly what happens in the book. It's a wild ride, so buckle up.

People who Shmooped this also Shmooped...